On Tuesday, Oct. 12, more details about the death of Gabby Petito came to light. And, unsurprisingly, Dog the Bounty Hunter had a strong reaction to the news. The reality television star is one of the many people searching for Petito’s boyfriend, Brian Laundrie.
The details included more information about how the 22-year-old Long Island native died. Those of you who have been following the case will know that Petito’s body was found in Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming on Sept. 19. In the days after her body was found, her death was ruled a homicide. The last time she was seen alive was in late August 2021.
However, at that time, no other details about her death were released. Now, almost one month after Petito’s body was discovered, the Grand Teton Coroner’s office in Wyoming has publically stated that her cause of death of strangulation.
Brian Laundrie, who is 23 years old, is a person of interest in Gabby Petito’s death. The search for him has been going on for almost one month. He was last seen on Sept. 13 or Sept. 14. After the search by law enforcement for Laundrie initially began, Dog the Bounty Hunter joined in the hunt.
Now that people are aware that Gabby Petito’s death was the result of strangulation, Dog the Bunter Hunter decided to send a bold message to Brian Laundrie, according to The Sun.
“His best decision now would be to turn himself in,” Dog the Bounty Hunter said.
Dog Also Sends Message to Brian Laundrie’s Parents
The 68-year-old reality television star also sent a message to Laundrie’s parents – Chris and Roberta Laundrie. He urged them to convince their son to turn himself into law enforcement. Regarding Laundrie’s parents, Dog the Bounty Hunter also said they “need to be doing more to signal Brian to stop running.”
In addition to explaining that Gabby Petito died by strangulation, the report by Teton County Coroner Dr. Brent Blue also found that he had died three or four weeks before her body was discovered in Wyoming on Sept. 19. Between her death and the day her body was discovered, he body was “in the wilderness,” according to Dr. Blue. He made his findings public during a press conference that took place on Tuesday, Oct. 12.
Dog the Bounty Hunter Was Injured During his Search for Brian Laundrie
Dog the Bounty Hunter, whose real name is Duane Lee Chapman, is a persistent investigator. Once he joined the search for Brian Laundrie, he was on the ground and pursuing whatever leads he could find.
However, an injury kept him out of the search for a while. But, he is insisting that he is back on the hunt. “Dog has not ended his search for Brian Laundrie. Dog and Francie Chapman need to attend to a variety of matters at home in Colorado, including Dog’s ankle injury which occurred during the search,” his representative Jennifer Willingham told the press.